Waseeqah Makadam

Waseeqah Makadam

Senior Associate

Email waseeqah.makadam@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +27 11 523 6141

Fax +27 86 206 8885

LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Waseeqah Makadam focuses on commercial and administrative law dispute resolution. 

Her contentious experience spans commercial, administrative, mining and contractual disputes, as well as litigation instituted in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act and the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act. 

Her non-contentious practice includes assisting with advice to highly regulated industries such as the National Energy Regulator, British American Tobacco, the Tobacco Institute of South Africa, various organs of state and public entities regarding commercial, regulatory, finance (particularly the Public Finance Management Act and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder), public procurement and administrative law issues. She also assisted with the preparation of submissions/representations to government on draft regulations, pursuant to public participation processes. 

Assisting clients with reviewing legislation and African Union Conventions in relation to any potential risks to their existing or prospective software products, as well as on issues incorporating POPI, ECTA, ECA, FPA and ICASA components, is also part of Waseeqah’s expertise. 

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of the Western Cape, 2009


Golden Key International Honour Society

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Acting on behalf of the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) in relation to review applications and similar public law and regulatory disputes.

Representing the NERSA in a dispute against the City of Cape Town regarding electricity generation capacity and the constitutionality of the Electricity Regulation Act.

Part of the team acting on behalf of a mining company in the gold mining class action.

Acting in banking disputes for the South African Reserve Bank.

Acting for Anglo American in a large-scale construction dispute in respect of a NEC 3 agreement, involving an adjudication, arbitration and High Court enforcement proceedings.

Acted for various clients in judicial review applications.

Acted in appeals before the Supreme Court of Appeal and before the Constitutional Court.

Involved in a variety of public law-related matters and issues arising from the interplay between the private and public sectors.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

An overview of judicial review in parts of Africa

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